Rififi + The Triplets of Belleville

Rififi + The Triplets of Belleville
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Double Feature | Year 1 (2009)

French ragtag double feature. Du Rififi Chez les Hommes. Tesla. Eric tries to pronounce things in french. Jules Dassin and communism. Films better than the book. The titular . . . song? The heist concept. Michael’s heist film. After the heist! Fencing. Heist team stereotypes. They’ve found it – why America doesn’t get along with France. Les triplettes de Belleville as a secret propaganda film. Different types of french films. How to approach a film you don’t understand. Reading too much into art. The gamble of interpretation. Clues.

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Rififi

Rififi


Released: June 5, 1956
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Director: Jules Dassin
Writer: Jules Dassin, Rene Wheeler, Auguste Le Breton
Starring: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey

Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes.

The Triplets of Belleville

The Triplets of Belleville


Released: June 11, 2003
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Director: Sylvain Chomet
Writer: Sylvain Chomet
Starring: Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Lina Boudreau

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.

 
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